By Colette Wright
College-bound local high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the Richmond Young Scholar Scholarship.
The Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL) is offering scholarships from $500 to $3,000 to graduating seniors from Richmond, past or present RPAL members, or students attending West Contra Costa Unified schools. Students must be planning to attend a 4-year or 2-year college, a trade or technical school and have at least a 2.0 grade point average.
The scholarship money can be used for tuition, textbooks, or transportation expenses.
To be eligible, students require a school transcript, a letter of recommendation by a teacher or counselor, and an essay on how the applicant intends to give back to their community once they’ve completed education. Applications must be typed or neatly printed, and a recent picture must be attached.
The Richmond Young Scholars Program was created by a group of local business leaders, youth service providers, and community champions to celebrate accomplishments of Richmond’s promising young scholars. Each year, over 30 scholarships are awarded to qualified students.
Interested students must fill out this application: Richmond Young Scholars Scholarship Application 2020. Applications must be sent to the Richmond Police Activities League on 2200 Macdonald Ave. by April 13 at 6 p.m.
For any additional questions, contact Pandora Turner at 510-621-1222.